Child Care Leader Salary
|Salary||$13,289 - $40,547|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $618|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$18,803 - $35,213|
|Hourly Rate||$9.04 - $16.35|
|Overtime||$14.62 - $25.02|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $618|
|Total Pay (||$18,803 - $35,213|
Job Description for Child Care Leader
A child care leader works at a child care center and coordinates the daily operations of the center. The child care center may be an after-school program for younger children or a day care center for infants and toddlers. The child care leader will make sure that administrative duties are carried out and that the children are well taken care of.Read More...
The child care leader may also have to come up with general lesson plans that can be carried out by the child care instructors. The child care leader will often have employees to manage, so past supervisorial skills may be needed, along with many years of child care experience. The child care leader will work with a variety of people, including other employees, parents, and children. It is important to have strong people and communication skills but also to be a sensitive and caring person. The child care leader should observe the children and teachers interacting at the day care, so that problems can be detected and fixed. In smaller day care centers, the child care leader may also have duties in taking care of the children, tidying up the center, and preparing meals and activities. Since there are many duties involved in this position, it is also important to be able to work well under pressure in an environment that might be noisy.
A bachelor’s degree focusing on education is needed for many positions. Hours may vary and may span from early morning hours to later in the evening or even night, depending on the child care offered.
Child Care Leader Tasks
- Teach and monitor groups of children, ensure their safety, enforce rules, and resolve conflicts.
- Prepare for daily activities before children's arrival, clean and organize the room at the end of the day.
- Make sure health and safety regulations are met, including participating in emergency drills and filling out injury reports.
- Engage in regular communications with parents regarding their children and school curriculum.
Common Career Paths for Child Care Leader
Child Care Leaders might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Director of Child Care, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $32K per year. A Child Care Leader may also move into a role as a Preschool Teacher or a Daycare Teacher.
Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Leader
Pay by Experience for a Child Care Leader has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Child Care Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. A Child Care Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 10 salaries.
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